Gardener
InvoCare Australia Pty Ltd
Harewood, Christchurch, NZ
5d ago
  • Be a part of our dedicated gardening team
  • Present beautifully landscaped grounds
  • Be proud of the work you deliver!
  • An exciting opportunity exists for a Gardener to join our dedicated team at our Memorial Gardens.

    About the Company

    For over 50 years, the Harewood Memorial Garden & Crematorium has provided security and peace of mind to families through its' dignified and dedicated service at times of bereavement.

    Open to the public every day, the Harewood Memorial Gardens offer beautifully landscaped grounds as a final tribute to a family member or friend.

    A place of peace and respect, the gardens are set apart for the placing of individual memorial plaques in a variety of picturesque settings.

    Over the years, the Memorial Gardens have grown to a total area of over 20 acres, including extensive garden areas and memorial niches.

    About the role

    You’ll join a team who are responsible for the year round presentation of our extensive and mature Ash Memorial Gardens including our vast tree, plant and rose collection.

    You’ll fulfil a critical role maintaining the high standards of our Memorial Garden and contributing to new projects that improve the look and feel of our facilities.

    This would be a suitable role for someone looking to join an established team of gardeners and grow their horticulture knowledge.

    In doing so you would need to feel at ease with completing the tasks associated with establishing memorials for cremated remains.

    What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be part of the team involved in the day-to-day gardening operations at our Memorial Gardens including our grounds horticulture, presentation, maintenance and development needs.
  • You’ll work with the unique requirements of the granite memorials established within the garden beds.
  • Ensuring that your work meets our quality standards by including a focus on the health and safety of yourself and the team and an awareness and empathy for any visiting public.
  • Promoting best practice that meets customer and company expectations.
  • You’ll need to bring a collaborative, positive and respectful approach to the role.
  • Skills / Experience

  • You’ll have gardening and amenity horticulture experience
  • Some level of NZQA qualifications would be an advantage OR equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of manual labour tasks, indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to use tools, machinery and equipment for maintenance of the grounds and memorialisation - this may require appropriate licences or certifications of competency including a current driver’s license.
  • If you have further queries you are welcome to contact barbara.terry cremsoc.co.nz

    If this is the role you have been looking for, please click the Apply Now’ button and answer the applications questions and provide a resume and covering letter.

  • As part of our recruitment process applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check and medical / physical assessment to ensure fitness to complete the inherent requirements of the position.
  • Please note that applicants with a criminal record are not automatically barred from applying for this position and each application will be considered on its merits

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